I am a researcher on the edge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). My current research focus is on text mining and retrieval in complex domains.

From March 1st, 2017, I have been employed as an Assistant Professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS). I am affiliated with the Data Science Research Programme of the Leiden Centre of Data Science. I am group leader of Text Mining and Retrieval Leiden.

I currently supervise projects that implement and evaluate methods in the legal, the archaeological, the policy-making, and the health domain. My group works with a large diversity of textual data: grey literature reports, scientific and legal publications, EU law texts, health records, user-generated content in online patient communities (discussion forums), and news posts on social media.

I collaborate with many different public and private partners such as Sanoma, YoungCapital, the Ministry of Finance, The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Hogeschool Codarts, and KankerNL.


News and updates

April 2019:

  • I was at ECIR 2019 in Cologne together with my PhD students Anne, Gineke, and Juan. They presented their work in two workshops on Sunday.
  • We are having a Women in IR meeting at ECIR 2019, on Wednesday April 17. If you plan to attend ECIR then please sign up for the WIR meeting here.
  • Together with Michael Emmerich and Frank Takes, I represent LIACS in the RISE_SMA project on Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication. RISE_SMA is an interdisciplinary, international network combining excellent scholars and practitioners. We have the kick-off meeting on 15 and 16 April in Duisburg, Germany.
  • Leiden University published a research dossier on Artificial Intelligence.

March 2019:

February 2019:

January 2019:

  • The paper “Query-based summarization of discussion threads” by Suzan Verberne Emiel Krahmer, Sander Wubben, Antal van den Bosch is accepted for publication in Natural Language Engineering!
  • ICT with Industry 2019 was a success! As previous organizer, I am now a member of the steering committee for the next three years.
  • Our work “The reach of commercially motivated junk news on Facebook” (pre-print on arXiv) received a lot of media attention on 24/25 January.
  • The paper “Analyzing Empowerment Processes among Cancer Patients in an Online Community: A text mining approach” by Suzan Verberne, Anika Batenburg, Remco Sanders, Mies van Eenbergen, Enny Das, Mattijs S. Lambooij is accepted for publication in JMIR Cancer!

December 2018:

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